TEENAGER Connor Hall has declared he is ready to step into the heart of the Bury Town defence if called upon.
The 18-year-old England Colleges defender has impressed so much during 15 first-team appearances at left-back this campaign that he signed a contract at Ram Meadow this week.
But with Tom Bullard suspended and Roscoe Hipperson (knee) undergoing fitness tests, Hall could be called upon to start at the heart of the Blues’ defence at Tooting and Mitcham United tomorrow (3pm).
“If I’m in the team, I don’t care where I play,” said the youngster, who has progressed through the ranks at Bury as a central defender.
Hall showed nerves of steel to net the winning penalty in the Suffolk Premier Cup semi-final against Leiston, so a final-game clash at Tooting – which Bury realistically need just a point from to secure a play-off place – is unlikely to faze him.
“All of us are confident – we know that all we need is a point,” he added.
The teen’s season could yet end in a battle between club and country for his services, with Hall due to travel with England Colleges next week ahead of the Ryman Premier play-off final, which the Blues could be involved in.
But should manager Richard Wilkins need him, Hall has pledged his commitment to non-League football with the Suffolk outfit.
“If I had the choice I would prefer to stay in England and play in Bury’s games,” said Hall, who would also miss the Suffolk Senior Cup final were he to travel away with the national colleges outfit.